The Rising - Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town-logo

The Rising - Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town

Ryan D'Agostino

The astonishing story of one man's recovery in the face of traumatic loss-and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D'Agostino takes us into Bill Petit's world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D'Agostino digs deep into Bill's all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man's life, but of a community's power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days-through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it-The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost. Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have a baby boy. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if often unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, we will always find it. Bill's story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

The astonishing story of one man's recovery in the face of traumatic loss-and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D'Agostino takes us into Bill Petit's world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D'Agostino digs deep into Bill's all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man's life, but of a community's power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days-through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it-The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost. Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have a baby boy. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if often unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, we will always find it. Bill's story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.
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The astonishing story of one man's recovery in the face of traumatic loss-and a powerful meditation on the resilience of the soul On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killed his wife and two daughters, and set their house on fire. He miraculously survived, and yet living through those horrific hours was only the beginning of his ordeal. Broken and defeated, Bill was forced to confront a question of ultimate consequence: How does a person find the strength to start over and live again after confronting the darkest of nightmares? In The Rising, acclaimed journalist Ryan D'Agostino takes us into Bill Petit's world, using unprecedented access to Bill and his family and friends to craft a startling, inspiring portrait of human strength and endurance. To understand what produces a man capable of surviving the worst, D'Agostino digs deep into Bill's all-American upbringing, and in the process tells a remarkable story of not just a man's life, but of a community's power to shape that life through its embrace of loyalty and self-sacrifice as its most important values. Following Bill through the hardest days-through the desperate times in the aftermath of the attack and the harrowing trials of the two men responsible for it-The Rising offers hope that we can find a way back to ourselves, even when all seems lost. Today, Bill Petit has remarried. He and his wife have a baby boy. The very existence of this new family defies rational expectation, and yet it confirms our persistent, if often unspoken, belief that we are greater than what befalls us, and that if we know where to look for strength in trying times, we will always find it. Bill's story, told as never before in The Rising, is by turns compelling and uplifting, an affirmation of the inexhaustible power of the human spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:28


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:28


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:36


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:35


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:31